Schooling politicians in Myanmar

“Before I was focused on the issues of my own ethnic group, but now I understand that we need to do more to promote democracy,” says a local politician from Shan State. Myanmar’s first democratic elections in decades took place in 2015.

Tax on mines in Zambia

“We want the mines in Zambia to pay the State its due. The project helps us make sure that the mines account for all their production,” says Mooya Lumamba, Director of Mines in the Zambian Government.

Flood rescue for 125 000

In 2012, 1,5 metres of rain fell in two hours in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. People died, and flood water and the waste it carried spread diseases.

Growth from forest

Corn from the fields, extra income from the forest. Nowadays forests are an important source of extra income for landowners in Central America.

Tourism gives work

For years Laotian widow Som Chit struggled to feed herself and her four children. Then, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) paid her to work as a cleaner in a guesthouse.

Loan for a home

Morm Sorady runs a café for factory workers in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. She and her husband earn a total of EUR 360 a month, and saving money is difficult.

Education, not a wedding dress

Faouzia Yaya from Cameroon was 14 years old when her father forced her to marry an older man. Soon the marriage became violent.

Let’s code, girls!

Sheila Achiena and Nelly Beizu are happy in Kibera, the biggest slum in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. They have just learned to code.